Commercial Club - Fenstermacher

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Of Commercial Club Friday Night Is Monster Gathering At Which Enthusiasm Of The 100 Per Cent Pure Va riety Ban Rife—Tell Of Big Congress The meeting of the Muskogee Commercial club Friday night was a humdinger. It reminded those present of old times, the days ot the Muskogee spirit when for MusKogee to go after a thing was to get It There was a flash of the old-time pop. and ginger, and a determination to make the Southern Commercial congress, which meets here in April, a great success. The scolding administered by Mr. Shelor. president of the Commercial club, at the luncheon of the Rotary club the other day, apparently brought results. And Shelor last night scolded _ more and apologized when be had finished, declaring It was for the good [of Muskogee 1 ltke the rod in the hands of the teacher is at times good 'or the child. Mr. Shelor spoke of the benefits to received from the congress and 'told the club members that they could expect at least 15,000 visitors a day during the congress. Mayor Garrett, he said, will join with the club in extending an Invitation to all of the mayors, not only of Oklahoma, but mayors, commissioners and municipal officers (n all the cities tin the sixteen southern states. Mayor Grant of Oklahoma City will Join In sending out these Invitations. It was announced that permanent offices will be opened In the Commercial club rooms Monday morning, tn charge of Charles W. Dawson, who will handle the publicity work. There will be other committees with active heads who will be on the Job with Dawson. C. L. Jackson will head the entertainment committee. Jack Land will have charge of decorations. Tarns Bixby heads the committee to Invite prominent men and celebrities, and C. H. Fenstermacher will have the work of listing rooming bouses, hotels, etc to get places for tho visitors to stay while here. Arrangements will also have to be made for sldetrackage so that prominent visitors who come in special cars will have a place to park their cars. On President's day. Governor Bob (Williams and Senator Owen will deliver the addresses welcoming the president to Muskogee. It wiil bV> a task to take care of the .crowds in Muskogee on that day, and the people of Muskogee will probably be called ipon to throw open their homes. In 1910 when the con- igress was held in Mobile. Shelor said Mobile, although a town of 51,000, was .unable to handle the enormous crowds. "This is not my trouble. This is not a scheme of the Commercial club, thej Rotary club or the committee of 100. but something that all Muskogee must handle, and it will tax us to our capacity to take care of the congress," said Shelor. Shelor was followed by L. J. Hoach, who dwelt further on the program and the details of the congress. That President Wilson will be here U certain," said Mr. Roach. "He has accepted our invitation and has said that only some great international complication will prevent his coming. That means ha will come If we are not involved In a war. And if there is a wax. we dont want our president to leave his post." lot egress. a years, that years

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  1. Muskogee Times-Democrat,
  2. 30 Jan 1915, Sat,
  3. Page 3

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  • Commercial Club - Fenstermacher

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